There are many Nigerians who have written letters to the Edo state government asking for one form of financial assistance or the other. For some it is to pay off hospital bills at the state hospital after their spouses have been delivered of triplets. For others it is money to send their daughter with a hole in the heart for treatment in India. There is the parent of a 15 year old boy who was born with sickle cell but is now free of the infection for life as doctors at the University of Benin teaching Hospital, UBTH, performed a stem cell transplant on him and today he is genotype is AA.
The Public Service Rule chapter 2, section 1 - General Rule 020102 (V): Appointment by Federal Civil Service Commission, FCSC states thus: “To qualify for this examination, candidates must possess an Honours Degree or Higher National Diploma not below upper credit in relevant disciples as provided for in the Schemes of Service. Final selection shall be made by the line Ministries/Extra Ministerial Offices in line with their requirements.”
The peace of Ilase community in Obokun Local Government Area of Osun State was cruelly violated by yet-to-be apprehended hoodlums who besieged the sleepy community and snuffed life out of the traditional ruler of the town, the Alase of Ilase-Ijesa, Oba Adesina Anibijuwon in an inhumane circumstance. The hoodlums paved way for free flow of tears from the eyes of the residents of the town when they set the palace of the 80-year-old physically impaired monarch and burnt him to death.
Youths who hail from Ogbor Hill autonomous community in Aba North local government, Nigerian Newsworld gathered, were said to be protesting the alleged beating of their traditional ruler, Eze Azu Egege by a yet unidentified revenue agent who thronged the area with policemen and thugs. Eyewitness accounts said that the youths also marched to the office of another agent, Uche Iroegbu where they also destroyed office equipment and later converged at the premises of Nigerian Television Authority, NTA Aba.
At a time Nigeria was still grappling with the rudiments of politics and a fledgling democracy, very few women entered into the political terrain in the country. The number of women playing politics then was minimal as it was believed that politics is the game of men.
The state of primary education in Benue state has for sometime been a subject of political horse trading. Teachers in Benue state have been in a running battle with the Benue state government over unpaid salaries and inability of the government to pay the agreed federal government minimum salary scale.
Barr. Chidi Agor, in a petition through Chief Solo Akuma (SAN) and Associates, entitled: “Threat to life of Chidi Agor ESQ by Eze Chiavoghilefu, Chairman of Osisioma Ngwa Traditional Rulers’ Council,” accused the monarch of threatening to kill him.
Any country that is developing depends on the will of the leaders in the provision of necessary infrastructure for the citizenry to utilise. Such infrastructure includes good tarred road networks, good transport system, and water for both drinking and industrial usage. Above all these is power supply, which is the mother of the entire infrastructure and without which nothing works. Its lack creates a large market for electricity generating sets. Its use in commercial activities including manufacturing of goods and or rendering of services cannot be over emphasised.
Okey Nwaokoye, 12, was run over by vehicle at the Mabushi bus stop in Abuja where he was selling plantain chips, known locally as Kpekere, and was rushed to Maitama General Hospital by a Good Samaritan at the scene of the accident. On his hospital bed, he narrated his life story.
According to him, he lived with his aunty at Suleja, from where he comes to Abuja every morning to sell the goods. Okey is just one of thousands of children going through this predicament in and around Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.
It is however sad to note that some children are faced with some situation that to some extent they would have preferred not to be born at all. Such situations like lack of education, lack of appropriate environment to grow, sexual abuse and some other forms of molestations.